Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide - Hallmark Recordable Story Book Review & Giveaway

When it comes to special keepsakes for the holidays or really any time at all, where else could you turn but Hallmark. From their heart warming cards to their collectible ornaments, they have everything you need to turn any occasion into a special memory. Now they have come up with yet another amazing product that is a must have for all kids this holiday season--Recordable Story Books.

What is more soothing to your child than the sound of your voice? No matter how young or old they are, your child will always love to hear you telling them a story. Now they can listen to that anytime at all with the recordable story books. You can choose from a variety of classic stories and themes, like My First Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Setting it up is easy. You just press the record button and it walks you through the process. You read and save each page of the book, and when your child turns the pages, they will hear your voice reading them the story.




In addition to the Christmas stories, they also have some wonderful books for the whole year. We were sent the Bright and Beautiful book. My husband and I and my two older children, all took turns reading the story.  The baby was amazed when she turned the pages of the book and heard all the familiar voices of her family reading to her. Its such a remarkable idea and an amazing keepsake. I know that Willow will treasure it forever. Its also wonderful for me to know my children's voices are memorialized and I think I will enjoy listening to them reading the story myself once they are all grown up.


The Hallmark Recordable Books are a must have for everyone's holiday shopping list. They are perfect for grandparents to send to grandchildren who live far away so they will know and recognize your voice. It will also be comforting to your child on days you finally take a break and leave them with a sitter because they can still hear you reading to them at night.  I think every child should have at least one of these books in their collection. Its just one more way that Hallmark is making memories.


One very lucky winner is going to receive a Hallmark Recordable Book of their very own. You can choose a holiday or everyday theme, but the title of the book you get will be decided by the sponsor. To enter, please visit Hallmark and tell me which book you would love to have. For additional entries, you can do any of the following, but you must complete this initial entry first. Any entries that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.


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This giveaway will end at midnight on 11/17/10 and is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Thanks again to Hallmark for offering this great prize!



***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. ***

***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***

279 comments:

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OMG this is so stinkin' cute! My kids love story time. This would be a great item to snag. Thank you.

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I like Counting Kisses. I am so glad to know these are out there.What a great idea and what a good gift for kids birthday party.

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the might before christmas!!

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Guess how much I love you. This is so cute my daughters would love it. Every night I read them each one book before I go to work and I let them stay up and read after we are done. I think they would love any book that lets me read to them after I am already at work.

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My grandkids live out of state,with this book I could read to them on Christmas Eve. I would love to give them The Night Before Christmas!
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I would love to have Frosty the snowman. that is my kids favorite Christmas story. How wonderful are these books. I would love to give this to my kids for Christmas.

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